Computational Social Sciences and Law Lab

Director

  • Dr Edmund W. Cheng, Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy

Objectives

  • To advance the application of computational methods to enhance the studies of social sciences and the law;
  • To bring together methods-minded and interdisciplinary-oriented scholars from CLASS and SLW to tie our research outputs within the One Health and Digital Society clusters;
  • To provide faculty members and research students with cutting-edge methods training in the realms of Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics and machine learning;
  • To produce world-class publications in the fields of political behaviors, political communication, digital humanities, public policy and legal studies; and
  • To make research findings accessible to the public and policy makers, in hope to promote diversity and deliver data-informed solutions to policy and legal challenges.

Deliverables

  • Publish articles in world-leading journals including British Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Sociology, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Science Research &nsbp; Methods, Sociological Methods, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Political Communication, Information, Communication &nsbp; Society, etc.
  • Reposit open-sourced and replication data refencing
  • Organize quarterly work-in-progress workshops and an annual conference for presenting important work in fields of computational social sciences and empirical legal studies; and
  • Provide regular methods training for affiliated faculty members, research staff and research students in association with CLASS’s Advanced Research Methods.
  • Obtain competitive external grants such as GRF, PPR, ANR/RGC or CRF on the proposed themes.

Members

  • Dr Claudia Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies
  • Dr Diego Fossati, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies
  • Dr Tetsuro Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
  • Dr Dongshu Liu, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy
  • Dr Chris Shen, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
  • Dr Lik Hang Tsui, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese and History
  • Dr Stephenson Chow, Assistant Professor, School of Law
  • Dr Peter Chan, Assistant Professor, School of Law